"The allegation that this toy is saying any offensive phrase is not true," a McDonald's spokeswoman told CNBC. "We apologize for any confusion or offense to those who may have interpreted the sounds for anything other than gibberish." (Tweet This)
Parents hear otherwise though, claiming the toys, which come with only three recorded phrases, are in fact swearing around their children. A number of YouTube close-up videos show the toys allegedly saying the phrase often abbreviated online as "WTF."
But McDonald's maintains it's just a mishearing.
"The phrases said by this toy are 'para la bukay,' 'hahaha,' and 'eh eh,'" McDonald's said.
Universal Pictures was not available to comment on the complaints.
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